Blog posts: "usa"

Seeds to the Vatican from the White House

March 28, 2014

Via WaPost: “These I think are carrots,” Obama told the pope as he pulled out a blue velvet pouch from the seed chest.

The White House said the gift was inspired by Francis’ decision to open to the public the gardens of Castel Gandolfo, the pope’s summer residence in the hills south of Rome. Th…

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Olympian Appetites, Fed

February 10, 2014

Snow and ice-surrounded US athletes are eating better than ever. The Women's Hockey Team is one example.

Via NYTimes

"SOCHI, Russia — At 7 a.m. Saturday, five hours before the United States opened the Olympic women’s hockey tournament with a 3-1 victory over Finland, the Americans ate a bre…

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A Rescue for River Herring?

September 30, 2013

According to the NYTimes, "The New England Fishery Management Council on Thursday approved the region’s first cap on the amount of river herring that can be caught by industrial trawlers."

River herring numbers are low, down 90% in the last twenty years, according to River Herring Rescue. Obsta…

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American Prosciutto Steps Up

August 7, 2013

Iowa decently/humanely raised pigs are making an Italian ham delicacy into an American reality, with a little help from their friends, Kathy and Herb Eckhouse.

According to this piece in the NYTimes, “It was a crazy idea, but we didn’t think it was a stupid idea,” says Herb Eckhouse..."


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Tax Incentives to Ensure Excess Food Reaches The Hungry

August 3, 2013

"Tax incentives should be expanded to prompt restaurants, grocery stores and farmers to donate excess food to the hungry and cut into the estimated 70 billion pounds of food that goes to waste each year, U.S. senators including Patrick Leahy say in proposing such an expansion."

According to the AP…

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The Big Fat Sugar Thing

February 16, 2013

Americans consume 130 pounds of sugar per year, immediately pictures someone standing with an open bag of sugar just letting it slide down the throat, but no! 

There's 10 t. of sugar in a 12 oz Coke, people.

View the graphic here.

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